BT Mapping Contest 2018-2019

NOTICE: the information below is subject to change so please check back soon

Mapping contest details are pleased to annouce that we are hosting a mapping contest. We encourage anyone to participate, whether you're a seasoned veteran, casual mapper, or a beginner - all are welcome. If you've never made a map before then you could win €30 for our "best newcomer" prize!

Our Plan

This contest is a work in progress and hasn't started yet. Right now (July 2018) the plan is as follows:

  1. Decide on final rules and finish off the web pages (October 2018)
  2. Set up forums to discuss the contest (October 2018)
  3. Recruit as many people as possible to take part in the contest (Oct/Nov 2018)
  4. Everyone decides on a reasonable deadline together (probably at least 3-6 months)
  5. Judging takes place (~summer 2019)
  6. Prizes are paid to the winners
  7. Maybe we have another contest!


The total prize pool is at least €200, or more if donations are received.

The admins (Dizzy/Sapphire) will provide the first €200.

Players can donate towards the contest, our server costs, and/or our featured charity which will be the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Full details about how to do this will come before the end of October 2018.



While there are no strict guidelines except "no trash maps", we encourage:

...and discourage:

Your map doesn't have to be at the same standard as a NuLL level, but we expect a decent amount of effort.

Examples of Bad Maps

A few choice examples to make it clear what we consider "bad" mapping:


A map of endless jumping - not fun for anybody.


No variation in textures, unoriginal obstacles, and poor lighting.


This map is simply a giant circle of porn with no serious obstacles and annoying/constantly looping default UT sound effects - crap!


A special shoutout to AbilitaPunteria for having an outrageous mover round trip time of 60 seconds!

If anything is unclear or you have any questions regarding the contest, feel free to e-mail us at or chat to us in-game.